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. jefferson himself said that the duty of a magistrate is to the line of the law, but it is not the highest duty. that the survival and success of the country is your highest obligation. one person's imperial president i is another person's hero. one person's tyranny is another person's brilliant reform. part of what we have to struggle with from age to age in america is realizing that some generations there's going to be an excess of power useed in a way -- used in a way in which we approve, and in some generations there's going to be an excess of power used in ways which we would fight to the death against. but that's the way history has unfolded. and jefferson was on the right side of that in the very beginning. i want to talk about three quick lessons that i think all of us can, particularly our second term, early second term president might be able to take from jefferson. one goes to louisiana which is you need to be daring. jefferson understood that the political clock wasn't like a normal clock, it moved faster. ing as the president's clock ticks even in a first term, everybody else
Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
extreme laws and legislatures throughout the country to whittle away at basically even the most commonsense restriction, like for example, a gun that barely pass add law and the governor vitoed it to carry guns in day cares and places of worship and schools. >> what do you think of the statement that the only way to substitute stop bad guys with goods is to have good guys with guns. >> for example, we had gop pollster man once not necessarily a fan. we had him go out and talk to nra members and gun owners and he found that 47% owners think everybody should get a background check before they buy a gun. that's not the case today. wayne pierre uses every penny he has, which includes his $1.4 million salary to fight that. >> good points. thank you so much for being with us. >> thank you. >>> this will be a christmas to remember for the family of jon hammar. the former marine is back in the u.s. after he was released from prison in mexico friday night. hammar was held in august after he passed into mexico with a family heirloom shotgun. that was a violation o
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starving. >> you will starve again unless you learn the meaning of the law. >> the meaning of those 19 years. >> a slave of the law. >> that is hugh jackman and russell crowe in "les miserables." it opens christmas day. it's fun to see you guys arguing in song. >> very natural. this is what happens. >> real australians do that. >> ♪ i hate you jimmy kimmel. >> i was there and i didn't do that. i didn't experience that. for a movie like this. -- you know the soundtrack and have seen the musical. do you bother to do research for it? >> you do, for real? >> there is that 1,600-page book with which i will get around to reading any minute. i hear it's great. but i actually went to unusually long and deep lengths to make sure i had everything right. this is a famous french tale. i sacrificed myself for the most of last summer by going to france. no, no. wait. i did a road trip right through the wine region and right to the south of france and i had a house for a month in provence. day in and day out, french, french wine, french, french, french. >> all write offs right? all tax deductible.
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that there ideas are not stolen either. rule of law, transparency, a neutral legal system -- how much time do you spend on piracy issues? -- system? >> how much time do you spend on piracy issues? >> a lot of time. the president was very clear the drive got to enforce the rules to insure fairness. china has benefited enormously from its secession from the wto. if we and united states are ever to have additional trade agreements with other countries, the american people and american congress have to believe that we will make sure that when we lower barriers and open our markets to companies from other countries, but those other countries will also do the same for america. that is why the president was very clear in the campaign. we're going to hold other countries feet to the fire to ensure a level playing field. >> do you think this is something that chinese leaders respond to? >> yes. the chinese leaders will try to give a push and see if you back up. and if you do, they will give you another push. they do respect strength. at some point you have to say, we cannot back up any more. on some of th